Install OpenOffice 4.1.1 on CentOS/RHEL

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OpenOffice is the open-source office software for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. Follow below steps to Install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 on CentOS/RHEL Server


System Requirements:

  • Linux kernel version 2.6 or higher, glibc2 version 2.5 or higher
  • 256 Mbytes RAM (512 MB recommended)
  • 400 Mbytes available disk space
  • X-Server with 1024 x 768 or higher resolution with at least 256 colours
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.5.x or Later

Step 1: Check JAVA Version

Before starting Apache OpenOffice First we check that java has been installed on or not. Use following command to check version of installed java.

# java -version

Note: If java isn’t installed then follow below link to install Java:

Install Java 8

Step 2: Download OpenOffice and Extract

Follow below steps to download OpenOffice and extract tar file:
For 32 Bit:

# wget
# tar xzf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.1_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

For 64 Bit:

# wget
# tar xzf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.1_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

After extracting tar it will create an installation directory named en-US.

Step 3: Install Apache OpenOffice

You will see list of rpms packages inside en-US directory. Install all rpms packages using following command.

# cd en-US/RPMS/
# yum localinstall *.rpm

If we want to install the desktop integration features in your system. Go to desktop-integration in the installation directory, and install required package.

# cd desktop-integration/
# rpm -Uvh openoffice4.1.1-redhat-menus-4.1.1-9775.noarch.rpm

Step 4: Start Apache OpenOffice

After successfully installed all the packages start Openoffice using following command.

# openoffice4

From GUI menu also you can start OpenOffice:



If we have to start OpenOffice Service on the linux server then use following command to start OpenOffice service:

  • Check openoffice service is running or not
    # ps -aux | grep openoffice
  • If you want to start then use following command:
    # /opt/openoffice4/program/soffice -headless -accept="socket,host=,port=2002;urp;" -nofirststartwizard &
    # /opt/openoffice4/program/soffice.bin -headless -accept="socket,host=,port=2002;urp;" -nofirststartwizard &
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